Blizzard and Sherlock got new tanks, they are super happy about it.
Sherlock has really grown!
We have some fruit on the counter next to their tanks and they both like to attack the oranges. Midnight chooses to float and spit out the skin of the worms he eats – gross.
This morning Hannah and I went to Whole foods for a cheese co-op. I was glad that someone put this together, she has been wanting to go to their cheese class, but that is really for adults.
So, we learned that you can make cheese from just about anything you can milk; but, we usually use cow, sheep, goat or water buffalo milk to make cheese. You can also make cheese out of almond milk (and I would assume rice milk, etc.) Cheese can be hard or soft, it can be colored with mold or ash, it can be sweet or strong and every flavor in-between. Cheese came about by accident, a guy was herding his goats and had some milk in a canteen – the heat and shaking caused the milk to turn into cheese. We tasted cheese that was young (3 months aged) and cheese that was old (2 years aged.) Our cheese guy Kyle said that he had tasted some 20 year old cheese and it was good (and expensive – $90 a pound!)
France is the leader in cheese-making with over 1,500 kinds and styles of cheese. We also learned that our favorite kind of cheese, aged gouda, has tiny crystals of tyrosine, an amino acid, that are good for your brain. Now, pictures of cheese.
I had a co-op at Cafe’ 180 and shopping, but everyone was sick or made other plans, so it was just us. We had a great lunch and the cafe’ and then went by the antique stores, fish shop and thrift stores. Grace found a fish statue, Hannah found some pajama pants, Bethany found a drawing stand and Mickey tie, I found some piano books, paints, and shirt. A good haul.
I’m thankful for: my homeschool group, good food, shopping with my girls, gas in the car, a beautiful day before the storms hit.